Maternity & Infant Wellness Policy
Please be sure to read carefully. Scheduling a session with Kristal Bean Photography indicates you accept, understand and agree to this Maternity & Infant Wellness Policy. This information is outlined in every session contract, too.
3/12/2020 update re. COVID-19: By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Coronavirus and its impact worldwide. While at the very least this is distressing, I want to assure you that my business and I are prepared.
My maternal & infant wellness policy is visible here on my website, and included within every portrait agreement. This is an extra step I take on behalf of all the wonderful mamas, babies and families I serve.
Additionally, I’m staying up-to-date on the latest Coronavirus information, acting responsibility by avoiding travel to outbreak hotspots, rescheduling sessions if someone isn’t feeling well, and swapping my usual hugs for a friendly wave.
If you are a client and you have any concerns about your photo session(s) and any details pertaining to cancellation and rescheduling practices, please don’t hesitate to reach out or refer to our portrait agreement.
I put maternity and infant safety as my top priority. ANY contagious illness (even a cold) is cause for reschedule.
This applies to your entire household, not just your newborn, along with anyone you have pre-arranged with me to bring along and/or include in your session. Sessions will be cancelled and rescheduled if symptoms are present in anyone in attendance at the session. This is for the safety of your baby, as well as the others I photograph. I cannot risk jeopardizing the health of families, pregnant mothers and newborns that I photograph, nor do I want to spread symptoms to the families I serve.
Kindly understand that I cannot make a sick person look “not sick”, nor can I compete with the general discomfort that illness can bring, especially in children. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in rescheduling if you are/have been in direct contact with a contagious illness within 10 days of your session date.
A waiting period of two weeks applies to (re)scheduling a session if hand, foot and mouth disease has been in your household. This same two week waiting period, wherein the sick person(s) must be completely fever- and symptom-free, also applies if anyone in your family or anyone present for your photo session has had any kind of flu.
All of my baby wraps, headpieces and clothing are carefully washed in Baby Dreft after each session. All props are disinfected with baby-safe cleaner after each session. My gear is also cleaned after each session as well.
Thank you for your honesty and cooperation in keeping families safe and well. I’m honored to capture these priceless memories for you and your family!
Last updated March 12, 2020